August 25, 2016

ACA Medicaid Expansion Enrollees 49% More Expensive Than Projected

Brian Blase

Former Senior Research Fellow

In a new video, Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Brian Blase discusses a report from the Department of Health and Human Services that finds Medicaid enrollees who gained coverage through the Affordable Care Act cost almost 50 percent more, on average, than the government projected just one year ago.

Why were the projections so far off?

CONTACT Camille Walsh at cwalsh@mercatus.gmu.edu to schedule an interview with Brian Blase to discuss his findings about the costs of Medicaid expansion.

Cost of Medicaid Expansion Far Exceeds Initial Estimates 
Philadelphia Inquirer | August 15, 2016 

Brian Blase considers a new government report that reveals Medicaid enrollees who gained coverage through the ACA cost almost 50 percent more, on average, than the government projected just one year ago.

Government Report Finds That ACA Medicaid Enrollees Much More Expensive Than Expected 
Forbes | July 20, 2016

Brian Blase considers the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) annual report that finds the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion enrollees are nearly 50% more expensive than HHS projected.